The UWM Alumni Association’s Master Chats Series features UWM distinguished professors and alumni speakers presenting on a range of engaging topics.

Sponsored by the UW Credit Union with additional support provided by the UWM Libraries.

Most events take place at the Golda Meir Library Conference Center (2311 E. Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee) at 11:00am and are FREE and open to the public. Advance reservation is requested. Light refreshments will be provided prior to the event.

New this year! Not able to join us in person? Watch each chat online, live as the event takes place! Additional details and instructions will be posted to each individual event page, two weeks prior to the event date.

Parking for all events is available at the Student Union Parking Garage (2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee).

Questions? Please contact Bonnie Fuggiasco at or 414-229-5305.

For additional campus-related questions, please call the Union Information Center at 414-229-4825.

2019-2020 Master Chats Series

Friday, September 20, 2019 – Einstein’s Prediction Comes True: Measuring Gravity Waves with LIGO
Featuring Patrick Brady, UWM Professor, Department of Physics

Thursday, October 24, 2019 – Milwaukee on the National Stage: What the 2020 Democratic National Convention Means to Our City and UWM
Moderated by Tom Luljak with panelists:
• Lafayette Crump, Vice President of Diversity, Vendor Accountability and Growth, Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee
• Thomas Holbrook, UWM Distinguished Professor of Political Science
• Gale Klappa ’72, ’11, Executive Chairman, WEC Energy Group
• Dave Larson ’01, Senior Director, Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee
• Emily McElwee, Executive Director, East Town Association

Missed the event? Watch the October 24 chat online now! 

Friday, November 15, 2019 – The Last Elephant House
Featuring Nigel Rothfels, UWM Director of Office of Undergraduate Research & Associate Professor, Department of History
Richard Blau, UWM Professor Emeritus, Department of Film & Video – Register now to attend this event in person.

Not able to join us in person? Register to watch this event online, beginning at 11:00am CST.

SPECIAL EVENING EVENT – Please note time and location.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – Troubled Water – What’s Wrong with What We Drink
Featuring Seth M. Siegel, New York Times bestselling author &
Susan Bence, Environmental reporter at WUWM – Register now to attend this event in person.
This event takes place at the UWM Student Union Wisconsin Room, located at 2200 E. Kenwood Ave. in Milwaukee. Doors open at 5:30pm with the presentation at 6:00pm.

Not able to join us in person? Register to watch this event online, beginning at 6:00pm CST.

Friday, February 7, 2020 The Past on Tap: Archaeology, Craft Beer and Science Education
Featuring Bettina Arnold, UWM Professor of Anthropology

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – Why Do Women Leave Engineering

Featuring Nadya Fouad, UWM Professor, School of Education
Romila Singh, UWM Associate Professor, Organizations and Strategic Management

Friday, April 17, 2020 – Emerging Contaminants and Freshwater Resources

Featuring Rebecca Klaper, UWM Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences

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